Historical Quotes

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  1. Bruce FLinch

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    nuff said...





    "We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism."

    ~ Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959





    "A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

    ~ Alexander Tyler, history professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1787
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    It is a perversion of terms to say that a charter gives rights. It operates by a contrary effect — that of taking rights away. Rights are inherently in all the inhabitants; but charters, by annulling those rights, in the majority, leave the right, by exclusion, in the hands of a few . . . They . . . consequently are instruments of injustice.

    The fact, therefore, must be that the individuals, themselves, each, in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.

    Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man"
  3. Bruce FLinch

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    good ones, Jack!:)
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    Come on now people put up some historical quotations. Educate us all.
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    "Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!"
    -Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC


    "The Americans will always do the right thing... After they've exhausted all the alternatives."
    - Winston Churchill
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    I don't have any quotes to post, but I sure am glad to read the ones you guys have put down. The one I can remember comes from Mr. Churchill when he said "Never, never, never, never give up the fight, no matter the strength of the enemy........" can't remember the rest, but the first part means a lot. We cannot give up to this government. It is not just Obama, it is all the men and women who are in the Congress right now. Most of them have been there too long and need to be booted out. I can't believe the American people keep letting these guys hang on year after year without any consequences to their actions. I say we all start to push for term limits. I don't know how you get it going, but there must be a way to get a Constitutional Ammendment started that will kick these dead heads out of office. Otherwise, we will be taking up the fight in the streets agains the so called "Civilian Militia" our dear president wants to form. Do you think the military will actually shoot at civilians if so ordered? Pretty heady stuff if you ask me.
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  7. armedandsafe

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    "Inertia is a natural phenomonom. It preserves momentum and destroys cultures."
    Senator Pat McCarren (paraphrased)

    Pops
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    A la luz de la tea, no hay mujer fea


    By the light of the torch there is no ugly woman.
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    Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have in time and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny Thomas Jefferson

    Any society that would give up a liberty to gain a little security,will deserve neither and lose both. Benjamin Fraklin

    One man with a gun can control 100 men with out one Vladimire Lenin

    The best way to destroy capitalistic system is to debauch their currency
    Vladimire Lenin

    Ideas are more powerful than guns, we would not let our enemies have guns,why would we let them have ideas. Stalin

    Socilaism is a philosophy of failure,the creed of ingnorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Wiston Churchill.


    I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson


    While the state exists there can be no freedom,when there is freedom there will be no state. Vladimire Lenin

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimire Lenin

    It is true that liberty is so preciuos, that it must be rationed. Vladimir Lenin


    Some people regard free enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow thay can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a strudy wagon.

    There is a danger from all men.
    The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. John Adams


    No free man shal ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms, is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in its government. Thomas Jefferson


    Remember democracy never last long.
    It soon wastes , exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams


    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson


    Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other. John Adams



    Firearms are secondary only to the constitution in importance, they are the peoples libertys teeth. George Washington

    Gard against the imposters of pretended patriotism. George Washington

    It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
    George Washington


    I believe ther are more instnces of the abridgement of freedom of the people ,by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power, than by violent and sudden upsurpation. James Madision


    Probably the greatest harm done by great wealth, is the harm that we of modest means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own nature. Theodore Rosevelt

    The first requisite of a good citizen in the republic of ours is that he shall be able to pull his own weight. Theodore Roosevelt

    The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price , safty first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get rich theroy of life. Theodore Roosevelt


    Freedom is never more than one generation form extinction. WE did not pass it to our childern in the blood stream. It must be fought for,protected and handed onto them to do the same. Ronald Regan

    How do you tell a communist? Well its someone who reads Marks and Lenin.
    How do you tell an anticommunist? Its someone who understands Marks and Lenin. Ronald Regan

    The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected the one indissolable bond of the priniciples of civil governmnet with the principles of Christanity. John Quincy Adams

    With out God , democracy will not long endure. Ronald Regan

    The most terrifing words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I am here to help. Ronald Regan

    You canalways count on the Americains to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else. Winston Churchill


    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.
    Winston Churchill

    Kites fly highest against the wind, not with it. Winston Churchill

    All tyranny needs to gaina foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Thomas Jefferson


    Let not the rifles of good and free men be reforged into plow shears, but may they rest in a place of honor:ready well oiled and God williing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants,
    "Then to Arms!" I say and may the the fortunes of war smile on the patriots
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    We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed;
    ---Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. Memorial Edition 16:45, Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.

    Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.
    ---Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.

    O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone...Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation...inflicted by those who had no power at all?
    ---Patrick Henry to Edmund Pendleton at the Virginia ratifying convention held June 2 through June 26, 1788

    The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals...t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.
    ---Albert Gallatin to Alexander Addison, Oct 7, 1789, MS. in N.Y. Hist. Soc.-A.G. Papers, 2.

    [C]onceived it to be the privilege of every citizen, and one of his most essential rights, to bear arms, and to resist every attack upon his liberty or property, by whomsoever made. The particular states, like private citizens, have a right to be armed, and to defend, by force of arms, their rights, when invaded.
    -----Roger Sherman; 14 Debates in the House of Representatives, ed. Linda Grand De Pauw. (Balt., Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1972), 92-3.
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    Oh look....more....

    "[Knowledge is neither good nor evil, but takes its character from how it is used.] In like manner, weapons defend the lives of those who wish to live peacefully, and they also, on many occasions kill [murder] men, not because of any wickedness inherent in them but because those who wield them do so in an evil way."
    ---Boccaccio, The Decameron 686 (Musa & P. Bondanella trans., Mentor-New American Library 1982).

    "The defence of one's self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law."
    --- James Wilson, Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, in 2 The Works of James Wilson 335 (J.D. Andrews ed. 1896).

    "Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would."
    --- John Adams, Boston Gazette, Sept. 5, 1763,reprinted in 3 The Works of John Adams 438 (Charles F. Adams ed., 1851).

    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
    --Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).

    "Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.... The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible. "
    -- Senator Hubert H. Humphrey

    "That the people have a Right to mass and to bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free State..."
    -- George Mason

    "And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possesions."
    -- Samuel Adams, Debates of the Massachusetts Convention of 1788


    Note that our present majority representation begs to differ with all of these gentlemen.
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    Excellent postings people.
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    Substitute the "soldiery" with "migrant worker" and i think you will have an accurate description of what is taking place today...

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    "Two basic reasons underlie the attempt to separate America from its spiritual roots. First, the liberal goal of state socialism is incompatible with a citizenry who look to themselves and to God, rather than the state, for the satisfaction of their needs. Socialism requires that citizens do obeisance to the state as the Source from which all blessings flow. The supreme State can have no other God before it. The second reason for outlawing religion derives from the lobbying of those who wish their sins declared virtues. They seek the validation of the law, in the futile belief that the legal right to be wrong makes wrong right."

    - Linda Bowles
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    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, I was going to use that in an e-mail I sent out to my entire campus today for "Freedom Week" (for College Republicans) but upon some searching it appears that this is a bogus quote!
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    I got this from another website, & then someone else posted a fuller version. That website is currently down. I'll try to find it later, if I can remember! :eek:
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    Yep, we are well on our way to socialism, and, of course, communism will undoubtably follow.

    Due to my advanced age, I will probably not be around to view the final meltdown of our once great society...
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    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and near Arms, shall not be infringed."
    US Constitution, 1776

    "He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done."
    Leonardo DaVinci, circa 1500 a.d.

    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
    Abraham Lincoln

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power."
    Abraham Lincoln

    "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former."
    Albert Einstien

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
    US Declaration of Independence

    "It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
    Goerge Washington

    "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
    George Washington

    "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15."
    Ronald Reagan

    "If you can’t convince them, confuse them."
    Harry S. Truman (one of my personal favorites)

    I could go on and on. I'll pour over some books and be back with some i might have missed.

    JLA
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    God and the Bible

    "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington

    "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day." Abraham Lincoln

    "...I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side." Abraham Lincoln

    "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." George Washington

    International Affairs/War/Etc

    "The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me." Abraham Lincoln

    "Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong." Abraham Lincoln

    "Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession." George Washington

    RKBA

    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

    "It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it." George Washington

    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." George Washington
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    The Second Amendment was obviously written by butt monkeys or politicians who were intentionally being ambiguous and difficult to understand.
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